Healthy Hummus Pinwheels

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Whether you need of a fast appetizer, a nutritious afternoon snack, or a fun option for lunch boxes, these healthy hummus pinwheels could be the perfect answer. I love how you can switch up the flavor of hummus for a completely different vibe, and even use different veggies, based on the season or what you have on hand. I’ve included some of our favorite options in the recipe. We originally shared this many years ago, but have added more information to this post!

Healthy Hummus Pinwheels - a versatile dairy-free appetizer, afternoon snack, or lunch box addition (options: vegan, paleo, gluten-free, allergy-friendly)This simple, but flavorful healthy hummus pinwheels recipe with photo was shared with us by sabra.com.

Special Diet Notes: Hummus Pinwheels

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and optionally food allergy-friendly. Note that some hummus varieties do use soybean oil. Choose the tortillas that work best for your dietary needs.

For grain-free hummus pinwheels, there actually are grain-free “tortillas” products, such as these coconut wraps. Since they do tend to be smaller, you may need to use 3 or 4 wraps.

Healthy Hummus Pinwheels
 
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These easy pinwheels make a healthier appetizer or lunchbox snack. The fresh ingredients keep it flavorful and interesting, without the fuss.
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup hummus, classic or flavor (like Spinach & Artichoke or Caramelized Onion)
  • 2 large soft tortillas (flour, whole wheat, or gluten-free)
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red pepper
  • ½ cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • ½ cup thinly sliced cantaloupe or avocado
  • 4 leaves lettuce
Instructions
  1. Spread a thin layer of hummus on each tortilla.
  2. Divide the remaining ingredients between tortillas, on one side of each tortilla.
  3. Starting with the veggie/fruit side, roll the tortillas tightly and secure with toothpicks.
  4. Slice into pinwheels.
Notes
Roasted Red Pepper Variation: Substitute roasted red peppers for the fresh bell peppers, and sliced olives for the cantaloupe or avocado.
Winter Greens Variation: Substitute kale leaves or baby spinach for the lettuce.
Whole Grain Option: There are whole wheat options in stores, but I also like to make my own spelt tortillas.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ wrap Calories: 262 Fat: 12.7g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 31.3g Sugar: 2.6g Sodium: 612mg Fiber: 3.7g Protein: 8.4g

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

7 Comments

  1. I am embarrassed to have to ask for this additional information, but I must because I am confused about your instructions in steps 2 & 3. It appears that this is not a straight forward situation of spreading your ingredients on a tortilla and rolling it up. Please elaborate on what you mean in steps 2 & 3. Pictures of those steps would be even better!

    • You do spread on the hummus, but the other ingredients are bulky, so you don’t really want to spread them out on the tortilla. You gather them to one side and then begin rolling so they are in the middle of your roll.

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  3. Great recipe. My daughter loved it for her lunch (with avocado). Beautiful presentation. Where can I find the plate – it is gorgeous!

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